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We found 7 providers with an interest in diabetes and who accept Cigna FocusIn EPO near Waxahachie, TX.

Dr. Thomas Glenn Ledbetter, MD
Specializes in General Internal Medicine
505 N Highway 77; Suite 200
Waxahachie, TX
 

Dr. Thomas Ledbetter practices general internal medicine in Waxahachie, TX. He graduated from Louisiana State University School of Medicine in New Orleans and Louisiana State University School of Medicine in Shreveport. He is especially interested in diabetes, heart problems, and tuberculosis (TB) testing. Dr. Ledbetter honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, as well as other insurance carriers. He is affiliated with Baylor Scott & White Health.

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All Interests: Tuberculosis Testing, Heart Problems, Consultation, Diabetes

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Specializes in Family Medicine
2400 North I-35e
Waxahachie, TX
 

Dr. Chad Coleman practices family medicine in Midlothian, TX and Waxahachie, TX. In addition to English, he speaks Spanish. His areas of expertise include diabetes, hypertension (high blood pressure), and preventive care. Dr. Coleman is affiliated with Baylor Scott & White Health. He is a graduate of Baylor College of Medicine and a graduate of McLennan County Medical Education and Research Foundation's residency program. Patient reviews placed Dr. Coleman at an average of 4.5 stars out of 5. He takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and more.

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All Interests: Tuberculosis Testing, Hypertension, Preventive Care, Diabetes

Dr. Jason Roy Nordstrom, MD
Specializes in General Internal Medicine
2400 North I-35e
Waxahachie, TX
 

Dr. Jason Nordstrom works as an internist. His areas of expertise include diabetes, thyroid problems, and hypertension (high blood pressure). Dr. Nordstrom has received a 4.0 out of 5 star rating by his patients. He honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, as well as other insurance carriers. He graduated from Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center, Paul L. Foster School of Medicine. Dr. Nordstrom is professionally affiliated with Baylor Scott & White Health.

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All Interests: Thyroid Problems, Tuberculosis Testing, Hypertension, Diabetes

Dr. Leigh Furr Nordstrom, MD
Specializes in General Internal Medicine
2400 North I-35e
Waxahachie, TX
 

Dr. Leigh Nordstrom sees patients in Midlothian, TX and Waxahachie, TX. Her medical specialty is general internal medicine. Patient reviews placed Dr. Nordstrom at an average of 5.0 stars out of 5. Her areas of clinical interest consist of diabetes, thyroid problems, and heart problems. She takes several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold. Dr. Nordstrom is a graduate of Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center, Paul L. Foster School of Medicine. She is professionally affiliated with Baylor Scott & White Health.

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All Interests: Thyroid Problems, Tuberculosis Testing, Hypertension, Heart Problems, Diabetes

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Specializes in Hospice and Palliative Medicine, Internal Medicine
2400 North I-35e
Waxahachie, TX
 

Dr. Jeffrey Astbury is a medical specialist in hospice and palliative medicine (end-of-life care and serious illness). Dr. Astbury has a special interest in diabetes, hospice (end-of-life care), and osteoporosis. He is professionally affiliated with Baylor Scott & White Health. He is a graduate of the University of Texas Southwestern Medical School. Dr. Astbury trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center at Dallas for his residency. He has received a 5.0 out of 5 star rating by his patients. He honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, in addition to other insurance carriers.

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All Interests: Osteoporosis, Diabetes, Hospice

Dr. David Daniel Scheid, MD
Specializes in General Internal Medicine
2400 North I-35e
Waxahachie, TX
 

Dr. David Scheid's medical specialty is general internal medicine. His areas of clinical interest consist of diabetes, hypertension (high blood pressure), and sleep apnea. Dr. Scheid's average patient rating is 3.0 stars out of 5. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Scheid accepts. He attended medical school at the University of Maryland School of Medicine. His medical residency was performed at Christiana Care Health System. Dr. Scheid is affiliated with Baylor Scott & White Health.

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All Interests: Hypertension, Sleep Apnea, Diabetes, Cholesterol Problems

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Specializes in Family Medicine
2400 North I-35e
Waxahachie, TX
 

Dr. Jepsin Maliyil's area of specialization is family medicine. Her areas of expertise include diabetes, women's health issues, and chronic illness. She is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, as well as other insurance carriers. For her residency, Dr. Maliyil trained at Baylor Medical Center at Garland. She is affiliated with Baylor Scott & White Health.

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All Interests: Diabetes, Chronic Illness, Women's Health Issues

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What is Diabetes?

Diabetes mellitus, or simply 'diabetes,' is a disease where levels of sugar in the blood become dangerously high. When food is eaten, the body converts it into a form of sugar called glucose that can be used by cells in the body for energy. An organ called the pancreas secretes a hormone called insulin that acts like a key, ‘unlocking’ cell walls so that glucose can be absorbed and used. When something in this process goes wrong, and glucose builds up to dangerous levels, diabetes happens.

There are a couple of different types of diabetes, depending on what is causing glucose levels to rise.

Type 1 diabetes happens when the pancreas produces little or no insulin. Usually diagnosed in childhood, this type used to be called juvenile diabetes. It affects about 5% of all diabetics. We don’t know what causes the pancreas to shut down, but it is thought that a virus might trigger an immune reaction, where the body attacks and destroys the pancreas by mistake. People who have relatives with type 1 diabetes are more likely to have it themselves.

Type 2 diabetes happens when the cell walls do not recognize the insulin produced very well, called insulin resistance. The pancreas can still produce insulin, but it is not effective at lowering blood sugar levels. This type of diabetes is strongly linked to being overweight. However, not everyone who is overweight will get type 2 diabetes, and not everyone who has type 2 diabetes is overweight. Other risk factors include age, race, and a family history of diabetes.

Gestational diabetes is a type of diabetes that happens in the last half of pregnancy. Women with gestational diabetes generally do not have diabetes before or after they are pregnant. The placenta produces hormones that block the action of insulin in the mother’s body. For about 18% of women, their pancreas cannot produce enough insulin to keep up with the increased demands and they become diabetic while pregnant. High blood sugar levels can be dangerous to the developing fetus, causing complications such as high birth weight, low blood sugar and jaundice, so it is important to treat gestational diabetes even if it only lasts a few weeks.

Many people currently living with diabetes do not know it yet, since mild diabetes has few or no symptoms. As blood sugar levels rise over time, symptoms begin to appear. Some include:
  • thirst
  • fatigue
  • frequent urination
  • unexplained weight loss
  • blurred vision
A simple blood test in the doctor’s office can diagnose diabetes.

Treatment depends on the type and severity of diabetes. Most people with type 1 diabetes rely on insulin injections to survive. Some people with type 2 or gestational diabetes also take insulin, or they may take oral medications or control their blood sugar with diet and exercise. It’s important for all diabetics to monitor their blood sugar daily so they can stay healthy.

If diabetes is not treated well, it can be dangerous, damaging the eyes, nerves, and kidneys, and leading to heart disease and the loss of limbs. However, if it is well managed, diabetes does not have to limit your life. Keeping diabetes under good control is the best way to enjoy a long and healthy life.